After recently releasing her song ‘I’m Good’, rising Minneapolis vocalist and interdisciplinary artist Dizzy Fae shares her Top 5 new Minnesota artists to keep an eye on. Written by Dizzy during COVID-lockdown, ‘I’m Good’ abstractly illustrates the fortitude required to survive all the trauma (new and old) surfacing during these challenging times. On the track, Dizzy explains; “There are similar stories in the world. Many actually, but no one has lived and is living exactly how you are. The things you go through sometimes will just never be okay. So I made this song to highlight the strength in knowing some things will never be okay, but you are going to be okay… shit, you’re gonna be good. Healing is a process that starts within, making sure your mind, body, and spirit can thrive within the madness.” Produced by Kieran Watters, the song comes accompanied by a visual animated by Mortis Studios (Tame Impala, Adult Swim, Louis Vuitton). Check out Dizzy’s new release and Top 5 picks below.
Essjay TheAfrocentricRatchet “Her first EP came out this year ‘YODY’ and she’s super cold with it.”
Mcknnly “Came out with his first song this year ‘That’s on Me’ not only is that my best friend but he has vocals of an angel and I believe he’s going to change the world.”
FPA “Her song ‘Guap Daddy’ gives I Can Play This Everyday vibes.”
Ricki Monique “She’s an amazing rapper, her flow is so good and she’s mad cool. ‘Garden of Better’ is her latest single.”
Kamilla Love “Just dropped their first EP called ‘3am’ and I love it!”
Dizzy Fae is a 21-year-old interdisciplinary artist on a mission to interrogate the nuances and liberties of love and human connection. Born in St. Paul and based in Minneapolis, Fae is mixed-race and queer, and her art is an extension of her fluid nature and constant state of transformation. Belonging everywhere and nowhere.
Fae’s multi-dimensional talents are the product of conservatory training, years spent studying dance, and vocal performance in a variety of genres including opera and jazz. In 2016, her debut track ‘Color Me Bad’ debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show while she sat in senior year vocal class. Her 2018 debut mixtape, Free Form, drew widespread acclaim with Teen Vogue calling it ‘a hypnotic breakout’. She went on to perform headline shows in America and Europe, as well as support sold-out tours with Lizzo, Toro Y Moi and Biig Piig. Then came her second mixtape, NO GMO. True to its namesake, Fae unraveled herself in a new pursuit of the real, the organic. Enlisting Minnesota producers Psymun and Alec Ness, with contributions from Falls (wedidit), Sir Dylan (Solange, The Weeknd) and Kim Tee (Clairo), NO GMO carried a bright, bouncy immediacy as she evolved even further into her convictions as a lover and a fighter. Fae has since shared stages with Jorja Smith, Troye Sivan, Charli XCX, Anna of the North, and more, and has curated and performed at her own sold-out Dizzyland festival in Minneapolis.
In her attempt to unearth the unknown from within, Fae frolics through the fringes of genre, laying her observations bare with burning confidence and an uncompromising spirit.